This old mill stands the River Raisin in Dundee. It was built in Alfred Wilkerson in 1848 with a dam made out of logs. It was built as a grist mill to grind grain. In 1910, the mill was sold to the Dundee Hydraulic Power Company, which built a concrete dam and converted it into a power plant to provide electricity for the community.
About a decade later, Detroit Edison acquired the building and abandoned it. It stood empty for several years and was slated to be torn down when Henry Ford purchased it in 1935. He retrofitted it with a new generator for his factory. He had plans for establishing village industries across America but that ended with his death in 1947. The plant was sold in 1954 to Wolverine Manufacturing Company and they converted into a paper mill. In 1970, Wolverine sold the old mill to the city of Dundee for on dollar. After restoration it now serves the community as a museum.
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